Posted on Dec. 30, 2005, 8:01 p.m. in
Fatty Acids, Lipids & Oils
Alkylglycerols (AKG’s) are lipids (fats) with a
glycerol backbone that stimulate the production of white blood cells (leukocytes) to normal levels
and encourage the growth of antibodies. AKGs are found in
human breast milk, cow’s milk, and the livers of most
animals and fish. Shark liver contains an exceptionally
high level of AKGs. Alkylglycerols are considered
critical to the development of a healthy
immune system in children.
ROLE IN ANTI-AGING:
Animal studies suggest that AKGs may inhibit cancer growth by
selectively destroying cancer cells via their ability
to induce apoptosis. Some studies have also found that
AKG’s help the body to eliminate toxic heavy
metals such as mercury and that they may help protect healthy tissue from the effects of radiation therapy. Because of the immune system
enhancing effects of alkylglycerols, they also help the body
to fight bacterial, viral, and
People deficient in alkylglycerols may be
prone to infections.
THERAPEUTIC DAILY AMOUNT:
500-1500mg per day
MAXIMUM SAFE LEVEL:
No side effects have been side with doses as
high as 6000mg per day.
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